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Holiday Show Submissions

ANNUAL HOLIDAY SHOW AND SALE SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

Our goal is to provide a venue for the exhibit and sale of handcrafted, artistic, and functional works of art during the holiday months. We are looking for gift items such as jewelry, handwoven or hand-dyed fiber items, ceramics, distinctive stationery, hand-illustrated books, sculptures, hand-painted decorative or functional pieces, glass art objects, paintings, lithographs, photographs, handcrafted toys, and more. We encourage holiday themed items. Our Annual Holiday Show & Sale is open during gallery hours  Wednesdays through Saturdays, Noon to 5:30 pm.

The Holiday Show & Sale will take place Nov. 20th through Dec. 23rd, 2021. If accepted, artists are expected to drop off items at the gallery during gallery hours on Wednesday Nov. 17th, 2021 unless otherwise arranged.

When reviewing work, the Committee jurors will be using the following criteria:

  • Technical Skill: craftsmanship, mastery of medium, attention to detail, and finish.
  • Originality/Creativity: distinctive style and/or creative process, uniqueness, and aesthetics.
  • Other Considerations: Work that is new to Arts Visalia and not shown in Visalia for at least three months; connection to the local area; creating a wide array of gift items for the Annual Holiday Show & Sale.

Artists will be contacted if work has been accepted. Arts Visalia retains the final decision regarding acceptance of artwork. The Gallery Curator will determine the display and installation of the artwork. Arts Visalia strives to balance quality, artistry, uniqueness, and price in our selection of handmade works of art created primarily by local and regional artists.

ARTIST’S SUBMISSION REQUIRED GUIDELINES (DEADLINE OCTOBER 8th, 2021):

  1. Images (jpeg or pdf) representative of work to be included in the Holiday Show & Sale .
  2. Pricing of items you plan to include. (Please be aware that Arts Visalia takes 25% commission.)
  3. Bio/artist statement (optional but suggested)
  4. Emailed (PREFERRED) to info@artsvisalia.org by October 8th, 2021 Deadline.
  5. Physical applications can be mailed to P.O. Box 251, Visalia, CA, 93279 and must be received by October 8th, 2021
    • Include images on a thumb drive or CD/DVD for consideration by the Exhibition and Gift Shop Committee. Any materials submitted, including thumb drives, will not be returned to the artist.
    • Applications may be dropped off at the gallery, but will not be reviewed or discussed with the artist at that time.
    • Arts Visalia will notify artist on the status of their application no later than Oct. 22nd.

SALES POLICY:

Consignment Sales-Arts Visalia will receive payment for sales, including State of California sales tax, and retain 25% of sales price as a sales commission. Artists will be compensated 75% of the sales price.
Payment-Payments to artists will be made in January. A list of items sold will be attached to the paycheck so that artists can easily update their inventory.
Theft or Breakage-Arts Visalia will make every effort to keep artwork safe while in our care. Arts Visalia does not insure consigned gallery items and is not liable for loss or damage due to any cause. If artwork needs insurance, the artist must have a rider attached to their own policy to include Arts Visalia for the period of time the work is displayed at the gallery.

IF ACCEPTED the following Inventory guidelines must be followed:

Artist’s Inventory-Artists must complete the gallery inventory sheet listing each item accepted by Gallery Staff.
Item Labels-Each item must be labeled to coincide with the inventory sheet, including artist name, item number, and price. Items will not be accepted without complete labels.
Condition of Artwork-All artwork must be in new, clean, dust-free condition with secure hanging wires, bases, or fittings.
Storage-December 23rd is the final day of the Holiday Show. Artists will be expected to pick up all of their work by end of day on December 29th or 30th or to make other arrangements. Please be aware that Arts Visalia will be doing major repairs during January and February, 2022 so it is imperative that all items are picked up no later than Dec. 30th. Arts Visalia cannot secure your items with workers in the gallery and we are not responsible for lost or damaged items left in the gallery during the repairs.

Theft or Breakage-Arts Visalia will make every effort to keep artwork safe while in our care. Arts Visalia does not insure consigned gallery items and is not liable for loss or damage due to any cause. If artwork needs insurance, the artist must have a rider attached to their own policy to include Arts Visalia for the period of time the work is displayed at the gallery.

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